Mesa Police Unveil New Uniform Patch

March 11, 2008

One part of a police uniform that is very recognizable is the shoulder patch. For years, the Mesa Police Department has been recognized for its gold-colored patch. As of March 1, 2008, the design and color of the Mesa Police Department shoulder patch has changed.

The patch color has changed to dark blue and silver. The wording order on the patch has changed as well. The basic shape of the patch has remained the same. The recently retired gold patch has been displayed on Mesa Police uniforms since 1978. The design of the gold patch was based on a 1960 City of Mesa logo. One reason for the patch change was to display colors that did not stand out in tactical situations.

Officers will have until March 1, 2009 to transition to the new shoulder patch. Officers will purchase the patches from the police department or various uniform stores throughout the Valley. Along with the patch change, the metal name tags on uniforms will transition to a silver or nickel color to match the new patch. The gold outline on service stripe patches and supervisor patches will also change to silver.

We recognize the historical value of the gold Mesa Police patch and we have displayed it with proud tradition. We will display the new patch with the same pride and dignity.



Mesa Police Department
Media Relations Office

PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

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